Yesterday I read when she wrote about all the people trying to take her down, I guess they succeeded. For those who don't know Linda Ikeji, she is top class serious mega rich Nigerian blogger. I am guessing she makes about 50 million naira (about $300000) a year. I don't know the exact amount, it could be more or it could be less. She gets her money from paid adverts, google AdSense and other ways that I wouldn't know.
Why I guessed that amount was because she recently acquired a range rover jeep for 20 million naira if I am not mistaken. And her cars (she has 3) are worth 30 million naira or so. And she buys cars for her siblings, built a house for her dad, travels abroad like anything (recently came back from Dubai) and she hosts giveaways of between 100,000 - 250,000 naira every month. So when I say she is big, I mean she is big.
But you know human beings can be wicked and jealous and Nigerians are very good at that. Once she bought the Range rover the hate was increased a million folds. The people bought all the web domains that can be linked to her name then started sending messages to google that she was infringing on their copyright or some thing. And once google receives those kind of messages they begin to look into the matter then take down the blog like they eventually did.
According to what she said, the people bought all the domain names so that she would be forced to buy it from them at a high rate and they would make money off her. The guy who she called out happens to be a blogger too and happens to have bought almost all the domain names related to her name. It is obvious that it was a case of the biggest jealousy in the whole world. You say she took a story from you without paying you or something then you begin to buy all the domain names then you begin to disturb google with your malicious mails. Only a poverty stricken person can do that. Nigerians have one of the best brains in the world but most of us (Nigerians) like things. the easy and corrupt way.
But I have to blame Linda Ikeji too. You can't be making that kind of money and not employ people. You don't have to employ writers but when you know you are technologically impaired like me you employ ICT people. When she started making serious money, they would have told her to buy all the domains and link it to the blog. And when they start noticing the trouble from google, they would have transferred to the one of the domain names and linked the Google blog to it. Then they would work over time to prevent it from being hacked.
When my blog reaches that level (I am dreaming big...I want a Range Rover na. I am just joking. I have bigger things to do than buy a car, much bigger things), I would definitely be paying for the services of a few brilliant ICT guys and some other staff members. I saw a reality show where I saw the office of celebuzz which started as a blog and I was amazed. I want a mini version of that.
Anyway I hope she is able to manoeuvre around this hurdle and come out strong even though I had a problem with some of her techniques but she has paid her dues she should definitely enjoy her money now.
However I discovered that all is not lost, her mobile site is still up. Check here to see her mobile site. I just pity for the blogger and other people behind it, her faithful readers would work over time to haunt them and crash them within days. They can be very aggressive at times. I would be watching how the story unfolds.
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